Margaret Brandman - Archive
Ph.D (Mus/Arts)., Hon D.L. B.Mus.(Syd)., T.Mus.A., F.Comp.ASMC., F.Mus.Ed.ASMC,
L.Perf.ASMC., HonFNMSM (UK), A.Mus.A., ASA.T.Dip., MMTA(NSW)., M.I.M.T.

International Woman of the Year for services to Music (2003)

Composer, Music Educator, Author, Arranger and Specialist Music Consultant

Current information since 2012 is available on Margaret's Biography page.

Margaret Brandman at the World Forum reception with Nicholas Law, Director of the IBC
Margaret at the World Forum reception in 2012 with
Nicholas Law, Director of the IBC.

Margaret Brandman with some of the students who attended her lecture on Music and the Brain, in the Neo-Brain Science strand of a conference, held at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), hosted by the undergraduate organisation ICISTS in Daejon, Korea. 17th of July 2008.

In September 2007 - Margaret won a prestigious business award at 'The Glebe's 2007 True Local Business Awards' held on the 19th of September.

" Night of Surprises at Awards - Margaret Brandman a Newtown composer and music educator celebrated her birthday on the night of the the awards and received a much appreciated gift by winning the business/professional services category. She was treated to an impromptu rendition of Happy Birthday by the audience during her speech." Sarah McInerney -The Glebe newspaper 27th Sept 2007. (p25)


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In June 2011 Margaret was invited to speak at the World Piano Conference in Serbia. Her DVD

The Geometry of the Piano and the Symmetry of the Hands

was devised especially for the conference and shown in absentia . This DVD covers Margaret's unique teaching concepts and features many of Margaret's compositions. It is now also available to the public.

Click here for more details and to purchase .

The official launch of Harmony Comes Together in the Music on the Move seminar room on Saturday the 14th of June 2008. Among the honoured guests were Dr Rita Crews, representing the MTA, Dr Judy Fisher representing the UMT, Desiree Regina (internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano) and Anthony Clarke conductor of the Sydney Sinfonietta.


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In 2003 Margaret was "International Woman of the Year" for services to music and "Woman of the Year" for community service and professional achievement.

"Congratulations to you again. It is wonderful that your work is acknowledged in this way, as it not only recognises your significant achievements, but also sets a role model for others in music to emulate"

John Davis - General Manager 'Australian Music Centre'



Margaret's composition Undulations (for string orchestra) was performed in Heidleberg, Germany in September 2005, and then again at three concerts in Sydney in November 2005. In June 2006 the Sydney Sinfonietta, under the direction of Anthony Clarke, performed Undulations at two concerts at the Sydney Opera House.

In April 1997, Margaret was featured artist/educator on the Piano Education Page. Click here to read the interview.

In 2004 Margaret composed a Song Cycle of six songs 'Songs of Love and Desire" . These songs were written to the lyrics of Desiree Regina. Margaret and mezzo-soprano Desiree, have recorded the cycle and which was broadcast by 2MBSFM in October 2003 and again in September 2004 in the Fellowship of Australian composers programme. In 2003 Desiree who was accompanied by Margaret received first place in the Australian Art Song section with song number 5 from the cycle.

In June 2005, Margaret attended the 31st International Congress on Science, Culture and the Arts in Hawaii. She performed her original compositions at the Congress concert and presented a paper on the Geometry of the Piano and the Symmetry of the Hands. This year she represented Australia at the inaugural
World Forum which was held at Oxford University UK from the 4th to the 7th of July. This year's lecture/demonstration was on her unique rhythm shorthand system used in the Contemporary Aural Course. She also performed several of her own compositions and an improvised arrangement of Waltzing Matilda.

In 2004 Margaret was inducted into the the Order of International Ambassadors . She is also one of five individuals to receive the Legion of Honor from the United Cultural Convention in 2005. With over 60 books and compositions published, selling in Australia, England, Europe and North America, much of her time is spent composing, lecturing, performing and speaking on music in education and healing, both in Australia and abroad.


Dr. Andrew Refshauge, Deputy Premier of NSW presenting Margaret with her Certificate.